Friday evening we went to see Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY performed by the STL Symphony. I’ve never really been to a symphony before, so I was excited to go to this one. However, the subject and crowd being what they were, this wasn’t exactly the usual symphony audience. That didn’t take too much away from enjoying it though.
The tracklist for Friday night:
FINAL FANTASY VII: Opening – Bombing Mission
FINAL FANTASY SERIES: Victory Theme
FINAL FANTASY XIV: Torn from the Heavens
FINAL FANTASY VI: Character Theme Medley
FINAL FANTASY XI: Fighters of the Crystal
FINAL FANTASY XI: Memoro de la Stono – Distant Worlds
FINAL FANTASY VIII: Balamb GARDEN ~ Ami
FINAL FANTASY IX: Roses of May
LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII: Light Eternal
FINAL FANTASY SERIES: Chocobo Medley 2012
FINAL FANTASY VII: JENOVA COMPLETE
FINAL FANTASY X: Zanarkand
FINAL FANTASY III: DS Opening
FINAL FANTASY V: Main Theme
FINAL FANTASY VII: Main Theme
FINAL FANTASY IX: Festival of the Hunt
FINAL FANTASY XIV: Answers
FINAL FANTASY SERIES: Battle & Victory Theme Medley
FINAL FANTASY SERIES: Main Theme
FINAL FANTASY VII: ONE WINGED ANGEL
It was great hearing all of these done by an orchestra in person! My only complaint is that there isn’t enough IX love, but I’m super biased as IX is my favorite of all.
STL Symphony did a really wonderful job and maybe one day I’ll go see them again during a normal performance.
Another memory from last year. Every time we get a chance to go see NIN, depending on my view, I try to film at least one video for memory’s sake. Of course, with their live shows, it’s hard to pick out which one to aim for because all of them are pretty amazing with the visuals. Luckily for me, this one happened to be one of my favourites from the set, so I’m glad I had my camera ready!
Nine Inch Nails – Disappointed (live, Tension 2013 tour)
2013.10.01 @ Chaifetz Arena, Saint Louis, MO
Copy of A
March of the Pigs
All Time Low
Came Back Haunted
Find My Way
A Warm Place
The Hand That Feeds
Head Like a Hole
Echoplex (Tour debut)
In This Twilight
While I’m Still Here
As far as outdoor concerts go, this one was fun! I’m not one for outside venues, but it wasn’t too bad. I already knew I wouldn’t have as awesome a spot at this one that I had had in Chicago last year (3rd-ish row), but I had a pretty good view for being so far back. Of course it was kind of useless, but I took one picture anyway.
OP: A Diamond In The Mind
1: Before the Rain
2: Planet Earth
3: View to a Kill
4: All You Need Is Now
5: Being Followed
6: The Reflex
7: Come Undone
9: Union of the Snake
10: Girl Panic!
12: Save A Prayer
13: White Lines
14: Ordinary World
15: Hungry Like The Wolf
17: Wild Boys
18: Girls On Film
I was excited to finally hear their cover of White Lines live! The only other one that would have made it perfect would have been Too Bad You’re So Beautiful, but maybe next time, haha.
Overall, it was a great concert and well worth the 5 hour drive from St. Louis to Memphis.
I will say that I’m done with outdoor venues, though. Bugs. I hate bugs.